IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Advice

Advice is one of the most common word in English and also in our lives. There are so many times that we give advice. So, many times that we are given advice. Sometimes we follow them, the other times we go by our heart. Today, let us have a look at some of the questions related to advice.

What three pieces of advice would you give to your children?

I don’t think I would be one of those giving lots of advice to their children but I would love that my children know three things in their lives. First, no failure or success defines you. It is what you do in the present that matters. Second, there is no point thinking about future if it takes away present. So, plan for the future only when you have lived the present. Third, it is your right to be free to take decisions for your life.

Whose advice do you follow more, your parents or your friend’s advice?

I listen to both of them, because they are important for me. But, in the end, I do what I feel is right. There are times when both of them said the same thing but I did something completely different. And even times, when they said what I felt was right. At that point of time, there is nothing  like family or friend it is more like individuals giving me advice and I decide what to do.

If you could give the leader of your country some advice, what would it be?

If I was ever given a chance to give advice, I would say, talk more. Our present prime minister is very active on social media and it is a great thing. Because we as youngster are in social media and we can easily connect with him. So, I would say do that more. Talk about issues like poverty, rapes, adoption, gender discrimination so that we as individuals know about them more and do what we can do as individuals.

If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice, what would you
tell your younger self?

I would say, relax and do what you feel is right. No matter how scary it seems like, no matter how much you feel is at stake, if there is something you feel is right and should be done, just do it. Don’t think too much. Life is not about responsibilities and growing up, it is about living present, being free and doing what you love.


Who was the wisest person in your country’s history? What kind of advice did they give?

According to me, Mahatma Gandhi was the wisest person of our country. He in a very unique way told us that life is about living with people and doing good with them. It is about non violence, about truth, about dying for what you believe in.  And I wish that some day I am able to follow him entirely.

Where do you go to get good advice?

For a great advice, most of the times I go to a silent place where there is only me and I can talk to myself and brainstorm myself about something. Think about what all people near me have told me and then think. Ultimately, a place where I can just shut down and listen to my heart.

What according to you should be done to get more free time?

I think one thing to do get a free time is to work. It might sound weird but for starters the more one works, the more one realizes the effective work does not take much time. So, after one has done the work effectively and when they realize that they are just sitting and piling on, they can move out and do something better.

What should someone do to be happy?

In my opinion, shutting the brain is one thing that we need to do to remain happy. Because, I believe that our heart always knows what is right and when we just go with our gut and do things not thinking about what will happen next, things do turn out well and it is magical and we are happy. So, I think, listening to heart and giving importance to people in our lives, does bring happiness.


IELTS Listening Sample Question # Living Abroad

Living Abroad

The audio given below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. The audio talks about how it is like living abroad. You can download it, from the given link –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS

  1. The speaker uses a word to describe the movement to new country permanently. What is it?
  2. How many people migrated from UK in the year July 2005 to July 2006?
  3. Which countries has Callum already lived in?
  4. Elena plays a program clip in the audio. Name the program’s clip.
  5. Where did Michelle emigrated from UK?
  6. What is the group of British people called?
  7. The speaker uses an expression to talk about people with same interest. What is it?
  8. Which country will Callum prefer to emigrate to?
  9. Which country will Elena prefer to emigrate to?

Living Abroad


  1. emigrate
  2. 385,000
  3. Denmark,Japan
  4. Woman’s hour
  5. Australia
  6. Britpack
  7. like minded people
  8. Australia, New Zealand
  9. Barbados